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IOC fully respects IAAF's decision to uphold ban on Russia
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Saturday it supported the IAAF's "strong stance against doping" following the athletics ruling body's extension of Russia's ban.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 9:30:04 PM

16 Syrian besieged areas receive aid in 2016: UN
Geneva, June 17 (IANS) The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)on Friday said the besieged Syrian town of Al-Waer received food, health, education and other emergency supplies, the first aid to reach the location's desperate population in over three months.

Friday, June 17, 2016 7:58:05 PM

Pakistan raises drone strikes issue at UN
Geneva, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan has asked UN Human Rights Council that its mechanisms should respond to human rights violations and the loss of precious lives due to drone strikes on its territory, it was officially announced on Thursday.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:28:03 PM

UAE court sentences Muslim Brotherhood suspects
Dubai, June 14 (IANS) A Federal Supreme State Security Court in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday issued jail sentences for 19 members of the Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:10:06 AM

Ravi among 12 umpires retained in ICC elite panel
Dubai, June 8 (IANS) India's Sundaram Ravi was retained in the International Cricket Council (ICC) elite panel as the world body on Wednesday announced an unchanged panel of 12 umpires for the 2016-17 season after the annual review and selection process.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 6:22:03 PM

Saudi Arabia pardons 360 prisoners
Riyadh, June 8 (IANS) Around 360 persons jailed in Saudi Arabia for various reasons were released on the first day of Ramadan.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 2:18:04 PM

Saudi-led coalition hands 52 child soldiers to Yemeni government
Riyadh, June 7 (IANS) The Saudi-led Arab coalition on Tuesday handed over to the Yemeni government 52 children recruited as soldiers by Houthi militias, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 9:06:04 PM

IBM signs services deal with Emirates airline
Dubai, June 7 (IANS) US tech giant IBM on Tuesday announced that it has signed a 10-year technology services agreement with Emirates airline worth $300 million.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:16:04 PM

Umpire S. Ravi retained in ICC elite panel, Shamshuddin elevated
Dubai, June 7 (IANS) Indian umpire Sundaram Ravi was on Tuesday retained in the International Cricket Council (ICC) elite panel for his impressive track record, according to

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 3:06:04 PM

N Korea resumes activities at weapon-oriented n-plant
Geneva, June 7 (IANS) North Korea has resumed activities at a weapon-oriented nuclear plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 1:52:04 PM

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